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Famous Deaths In December - 31

Friday, 29 April 2016

0192  Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 31.  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on December - 31.  

0406  On this day in history godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  On this day in history melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56  

1164  On this day in history death of margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124)  

1194  On this day in history death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  

1297  On this day in history death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)  

1302  On this day in history death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)  

1382  Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on this day in history.  

1384  On this day in history john Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies  

1424  On this day in history death of thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader  

1460  Death of Edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (executed) (b. 1443) on December - 31.  

1510  Death of Bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1472) on December - 31.  

1535  On December - 31 death of william Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1465)  

1568  On this day in history death of shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1493)  

1575  Death of Pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (b. 1502) on December - 31.  

1583  Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on December - 31.  

1610  Death of Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (b. 1540) on December - 31.  

1616  On this day in history jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31  

1647  Giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies on December - 31.  

1650  On December - 31 death of dorgon, Chinese emperor (b. 1612)  

1652  On December - 31 frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies  

1673  Death of Oliver St John, English statesman and judge on December - 31.  

1679  On December - 31 death of giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (b. 1608)  

1691  Death of Dudley North, English economist (b. 1641) on this day in history.  

1719  John Flamsteed, 1st Astronomer Royal, dies at 73 on December - 31.  

1733  Hubert K Poot, Dutch poet (Akkerleven), dies at 44 on December - 31.  

1742  On December - 31 death of karl III Philip, Elector Palatine (b. 1661)  

1775  On December - 31 richard Montgomery, General, dies fighting British  

1799  On December - 31 death of jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (b. 1723)  

1802  Francis Lewis, Welsh/US merchant/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 89 on December - 31.  

1809  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer, dies at 75 on December - 31.  

1818  On December - 31 jean-Pierre Duport, composer, dies at 77  

1848  On this day in history oliver Shaw, composer, dies at 69  

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0695  On December - 31 birth of muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)  

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on this day in history.  

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on December - 31.  

1491  Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on this day in history.  

1514  On this day in history birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on this day in history.  

1572  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  

1668  On December - 31 birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  

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